Longtime MLB referee Derryl Cousins ​​dies at 74

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif .– Former major league referee Derryl Cousins, who worked three world series in a career that spanned more than three decades, has died He was 74 years

Cousins ​​got his place in the big leagues during the umpires’ strike in 1979 and stayed at work during the 2012 season He called the World Series in 2005, 1999 and 1988 and also worked seven series of league championships, five division series and three All-Star Games

« Derryl played baseball then got out of school and had a few odd jobs and it wasn’t working for him He got some money together, decided he would try to be a referee and that just clicked for him,  » his brother said « He loved everything about being a referee He loved life »

« I just know that as a referee they said he was someone the pitchers liked, » said Craig Cousins. « When you got to the plate you better be ready to swing  »

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World News – USA – Longtime MLB referee Derryl Cousins ​​dies at 74


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